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Check the status of your return or missing item request

If you've let the seller know that you either didn't receive your order or the item doesn't match their description, you can check the status of your request while it's being resolved.

Once you've let the seller know you've had an issue with your order, they have 3 business days to get back to you and help resolve things.

Check the status of your request

When you've opened a request, you can track its progress at any time.

Check my request status

You'll also find details of how your request is progressing in your Purchase History - opens in new window or tab.

Keep in mind that the seller has 3 business days to respond from the time you opened the request. If it hasn't been more than 3 days, give the seller more time to get in touch. Most sellers are happy to help once they know there's an issue.

Get help from eBay

If the seller hasn't responded after 3 business days, or if they've responded but their solution isn't acceptable to you, you can ask us to step in and help:

  1. Select the Go to your open requests button below.
  2. Find the item you'd like our help with.
  3. Choose Take action.
  4. Select Ask eBay to step in.
Go to your open requests - opens in new window or tab

Once you've asked us to step in, we'll respond to you and the seller with our final decision within 48 hours. Read our article on asking eBay to step in and help for more information.

Getting your refund

It usually takes 3 to 5 business days to receive a refund to your PayPal account. If you paid with Apple Pay, Google Pay or a credit card, it may take up to 30 days to get your money back, depending on your card provider. If you'd paid using Afterpay, Afterpay will refund your card and/or adjust your repayment plan accordingly.

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